Parkland Press

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Parkland collects, donates items to Second Harvest Food Bank

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in School

Forty-five students representing each of Parkland School District 11 schools recently collected more than 20,000 items for Second Harvest Food Bank during the district's seventh annual district-wide community service event.

Second Harvest President Ann McManus talked to the students about the impact the food collection has on the region.

After loading the trucks, students toured the food bank, learned about hunger in the Lehigh Valley, how their food collection will be distributed.

They also learned the food bank feeds 50,000 people each month in the local region.

Breinigsville woman charged with theft of charity monies

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

A Breinigsville woman has been charged with theft and other offenses for allegedly stealing $23,580 from an annual event to raise funds for the Ride for Adam.

According to the office of Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, Charmaine Lynn Mc-Kelvey, 43, of 8657 Breinigsville Road, Upper Macungie, is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds, all third-degree felonies.

Carol M. Albright

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church

Carol M. Albright, 54, of New Tripoli, died April 11, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The wife of James F. Albright, she was the loving mother of Erin M. Albright.

Born Dec. 18, 1958, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Sophie (Sirko) Terleski of Whitehall and the late George Terleski.

She was formerly employed at Simplex Grinnell and Kraft Foods.

She was a member of the Weisenberg Lutheran Church, New Tripoli.

Percy Dougherty seeking re-election to county seat

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Dr. Percy H. Dougherty is seeking another term to represent District 2 on the nine person Lehigh County Commissioner board.

The district covers the townships of South Whitehall and Upper and Lower Macungie, and the Borough of Alburtis.

Dougherty, 69, a resident of Shepherd Hills, is a retired Kutztown University professor.

He has a Ph.D. in physical geography and geology from Boston University with a specialization in water resources and limestone landforms.

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Varsity alumni club to present six scholarships at awards night

To the Editor:

The Parkland Trojan Varsity Alumni Club is presenting six scholarships at this year's Parkland Athletic Award Night.

The club will give its traditional $2,000 scholarship to a male and female varsity senior.

In memory of Gary Wagner, 1965 graduate and state record holder in the 100 yard dash, there will be a $1,000 scholarship to a male and female track participant.

In memory of Craig Knauss, the alumni secretary who recently passed away, the club will present a $1,000 scholarship to a male and female volleyball participant.


Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Basket social on May 5

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter will be having a basket social noon-4 p.m. May 5 at the Germansville Fire Company, 6011 Memorial Road, Germansville.

Drawing is at 3 p.m. There are 25 chances to win with each ticket purchased.

Additional chances may be purchased the day of the event.

Food and refreshments will be available.

Anyone who donates a basket or sponsors one will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a complete vehicle detailing donated by Haldeman Auto Body Lehigh Street. One ticket per person or household.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

·Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, is looking for someone who loves to walk and would like to lead weekly walking club.

Call Becky Morgan at 610-861-7555 or

·Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites needs groundskeeping help at Kemerer Museum.

Call Jill Caggiano at 610-691-6055 or

·New Bethany Ministries, Bethlehem, is looking for a volunteer to serve as a receptionist mornings or afternoons, Monday through Friday.


Thursday, April 18, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Concert features Roger's garden

Composer and performer Dr. Roger Latzgo, of Germansville, will bring "Music from Roger's Garden," his celebration of gardening and ecology, to Palmerton Library, 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.

The free performance will take place at 2 p.m. April 21. The library will accept donations at the door.

"Music from Roger's Garden" builds on generations of celebrating nature with song.

Latzgo will accompany his vocals on guitar and piano, as well as, some exotic instruments brought back from his travels.